• Philip Hunter

Philip Hunter

What is your nickname?  
I have played for the UQ Hockey Club for over 30 years and my nickname at the club is Chipper.

Where do you work and what is your role?  
I am a partner in the law firm HWL Ebsworth Lawyers.  I have been with the firm for more than 20 years.

How long have you been cycling?  
Natalie and I started riding mountain bikes on the road about three years ago, but only got our first road bikes in July 2016.

What inspired you to sign up for the Tassie Smiddy Challenge?  
Natalie's brother, Brett, has been involved with Smiling for Smiddy events for a number of years and he encouraged us to do a Smiddy ride.  The Tassie Challenge was a good place to start and we have set up a team for the ride.

What does it mean to you to raise money for cancer research?  
Cancer is unfortunately something that has affected, and continues to affect, many members of my extended family and friends.  I am in a position to do my small part to help raise money for cancer research.  

How do you plan to fundraise/what is your top fundraising idea or tip?  
Natalie and I are planning a "Tastes of Tassie" fundraising lunch.

What’s your favourite post-ride beverage? 
If it is a long ride, a banana smoothie.  A short ride, a flat white.  Later in the day, a gin and tonic.

Do you have any rituals or superstitions before you go for a ride? 
I always get my cycling kit out the night before a ride.

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